Donya Zimmerman

Donya Zimmerman is the principle owner of Powerful Biz Woman (DBA of FACMBC).  She is a business educator, public school teacher, published author, show host, and public speaker.  Donya received her Juris Doctorate (JD) in Law from University of Baltimore Law School.  

She has created the Powerful Biz Chat Live Show that airs on Facebook Live.  Donya discusses everything Business Startup and Entrepreneurial Mindset.  Powerful Biz Chat Live airs every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 800 pm EST.    


Donya has conducted several workshops and speaking engagements on business startups and female entrepreneurship.

Donya has started a movement, along with her business partner, Alina Lopez Thomas, the Ultimate Biz Conference. The purpose of the Conference is to educate aspiring entrepreneurs on the importance of building a business on a strong legal and financial foundation. The UBC Movement goal is to prepare the "21st Century Entprepreneur Innovator" for longevity in business.  The First Annual Ultimate Biz Conference was held in Boston, MA on June 23rd and 24th, 2017. The Second Annual Ultimate Biz Conference had to go to Virtual due to COVID-19 and it was held June 25th to 27th, 2020. The Third Annual Ultimate Biz Conference will be held in Baltimore, MD on June 26th, 2021. The theme for the 3rd Annual UBC Event will be "How to Bankrupt Proof Your Business!"

Donya has contributed to several book collaborations that focus on business startup, female entrepreeneurship, and successful living as an entrepreneur.  She will be publishing her own book on Startup Biz 101 with a launch date in January 2021.

Alina Lopez-Thomas

Being​ ​G.R.O.W.N,​ ​is​ ​a​ ​business​ ​and​ ​a​ ​lifestyle!​ ​As​ ​a​ ​women​ ​I’ve​ ​always​ ​considered​ ​myself​ ​to be​ ​well​ ​rounded​ ​and​ ​versed.​ ​After​ ​high school,​ ​I​ ​began​ ​my​ ​career​ ​as​ ​a​ ​tradeswomen​ ​in​ ​the Carpentry​ ​Industry.​ ​Amazingly​ ​enough,​ ​I​ ​loved​ ​it!.​ ​Unfortunately,​ ​the​ ​recession​ ​hit​ ​hard​ ​and​ ​I had​ ​to​ ​baled​ ​to​ ​survive​ ​financially. 

I​ ​have always​ ​had​ ​an​ ​innate​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​help​ ​people​ ​by​ ​building​ ​strong​ ​relationships,​ ​therefore​ ​it seemed​ ​only​ ​natural​ ​to​ ​begin​ ​a​ ​career​ ​in​ ​the​ ​human​ ​service​ ​field.​ ​For​ ​over,​ ​20​ ​years​ ​I​ ​worked​ ​in the​ ​Public​ ​Sector​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Commonwealth​ ​of​ ​Massachusetts​ ​at​ ​an​ ​agency​ ​were​ ​I​ ​gave​ ​it​ ​my​ ​all​ ​on daily.​ ​I​ ​believed​ ​in​ ​the​ ​work​ ​I​ ​did.

The​ ​Greater​ ​Resource​ ​of​ ​Women​ ​Networks​ ​(G.R.O.W.N)​ ​was​ ​formed.​ ​G.R.O.W.N.’s​ ​mission​ ​is to​ ​empower​ ​all​ ​women​ ​to​ ​feel​ ​confident​ ​in​ ​the​ ​skills​ ​they​ ​have​ ​to​ ​reach​ ​a​ ​level​ ​of​ ​success​ ​in​ ​the career​ ​path​ ​they​ ​have​ ​chosen​ ​or​ ​as​ ​an​ ​entrepreneur.​ ​Many​ ​of​ ​the​ ​women​ ​make​ ​a​ ​life​ ​change and​ ​take​ ​their​ ​transferable​ ​skills​ ​and​ ​develop​ ​themselves​ ​and​ ​their​ ​start-ups.​ ​

Public​ ​speaking,​ ​coaching,​ ​leadership​ ​and​ ​master​ ​networking​ ​skills​ ​are​ ​natural​ ​for​ ​me.​ ​As​ ​a co-business​ ​owner/host​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Ultimate​ ​Biz​ ​Conference​ ​(UBC)​ ​my​ ​presentations​ ​in​ ​business planning​ ​have​ ​become​ ​mastered.​ ​Along​ ​with​ ​the​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​bring​ ​excitement​ ​into​ ​the​ ​event​ ​room, our​ ​UBC​ ​events​ ​have​ ​provided​ ​powerful​ ​entrepreneurial​ ​resources​ ​for​ ​start-up​ ​businesses.​ ​The Chief​ ​Founder​ ​of​ ​the​ ​National​ ​Early​ ​Education​ ​Hub​ ​(NEEHUB)​ ​a​ ​consultant​ ​resource​ ​and​ ​early education​ ​job​ ​board. 


I​ ​hold​ ​an​ ​Undergraduate​ ​degree​ ​in​ ​Business​ ​Management​ ​and​ ​have​ ​years​ ​of​ ​experience​ ​in quality​ ​assurance/control​ ​and​ ​compliance. ​ ​A​ ​Business​ ​Planning​ ​Certificate​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Center​ ​of Women​ ​and​ ​Enterprise​ ​(CWE)​ ​and​ ​a​ ​thorough​ ​knowledge​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Early​ ​Education​ ​and​ ​Child Care​ ​Field. ​ Recently, completing my Home Health Aid Certification and Certified Nursing Training. 

I believe in the vision of G.R.O.W.N. Women which is to provide a resource and networking organization for women that gives them the power and freedom to launch their start-up entrepreneurial business by developing your transferable skills.  


Alina​ ​Lopez​ ​Thomas, ​​the​ ​strength​ ​of​ ​G.R.O.W.N.​ ​Women.